19 Jul 2012

The Ring: Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 19 July 2012

The Valkyrie takes the set-up from events in The Rheingold, and moves it forward to a point where you can sense the final resolution that will be reached two operas later, at the close of Gotterdammerung – The Twilight of the Gods.

There’s about 20 minutes of such glorious music at the end of Valkyrie that you could retire fulfilled without braving the head-spinning plot complexities of Siegfried and Gotterdammerung.

Erica Challis takes us through the story and music of the second of Wagner's epic four Ring Cycle operas.